Wow, I don't think I've ever gone 2 weeks without posting. I guess I was letting a milestone sink in: my last post, the Run from the Ducks race report, was my 100th post! Balloon drop! Fireworks! Party! OK, so no big deal. It's also closing in on a year since I started the blog. I started it after Palo Duro last fall, and this weekend is my second shot at the Palo Duro 50 Mile Trail Run.
Last year's Palo Duro run was my first 50 miler. I finished a few minutes before the 12 hour cutoff. I'm heading up to the canyon this weekend again, hoping for a sub-11 hour run. I don't know that I'm in much better shape than I was this time last year, but I'm hoping that the experience I've gained will help me in the latter miles. This will be my 4th 50 mile race.
After Palo Duro, I'll return home for some hard training for the White Rock Marathon, the first weekend in December. I'm aiming for a Boston Marathon qualifying time (3:20). I'm feeling pretty good about it, but I need to lose some weight and crank up my pace on long runs. After that, I've got some new races on tap.